• Whistleblower Channel

The IQS whistleblower channel aims to provide a secure and confidential means for individuals to report risks, negligence, suspicions of irregular conduct, and regulatory breaches.

The whistleblower channel is an important tool to ensure that human rights are respected, high ethical standards are upheld, and violence and abuse are prevented.

All communications and complaints received will be investigated and the anonymity of the complainant will be ensured at all times. Where appropriate, the necessary preventive, corrective, or punitive measures will be taken.

The principles applicable to the treatment of communications received are as follows:

  • Guaranteed confidentiality and protection of the privacy of the individuals involved.
  • Priority and urgent processing.
  • Comprehensive investigation and resolution of the facts.
  • Guarantee that action will be taken.
  • Protection against retaliation.

This channel can receive any complaint that, as set out in Spanish Law 2/2023, may constitute an infringement of European Union law or constitute a serious or very serious criminal or administrative infraction. Likewise, any conduct that may be contrary to the Law or to the policies, procedures, or controls implemented within the organization can be denounced.

By email

You can write to canaldedenuncias@iqs.url.edu managed directly by the IQS Compliance Officer.


This form guarantees confidentiality from the outset and allows users to communicate anonymously. 


In person

Request an appointment by email at canaldedenuncias@iqs.url.edu or by calling 932 67 20 96.

By post

To the attention of the Compliance Officer.

Institut Químic de Sarrià  CETS Fundació Privada
Via Augusta 390, 08017 Barcelona


Basic information on personal data protection

In the event that an individual who communicates a violation or contributes personal data is identified, the data will be processed as follows:

  • Data controller: Institut Químic de Sarrià CETS Fundació Privada.
  • Purpose: Registration of communications, actions, or omissions within the scope of IQS activities that may constitute non-compliance with rules, information verification, monitoring and preparing reports with action proposals, communications with the complainant and denounced individual(s) and, if necessary, communication to the judicial authority, Public Prosecutor's Office, and/or competent administrative authority.
  • Legal grounds: Compliance with legal obligations.
  • Recipients: When necessary, the data will be communicated to the judicial authority, Public Prosecutor's Office, or competent administrative authority.
  • Rights of data subjects: you can exercise the rights of access, rectification, erasure, opposition to the processing, and request the limitation of the processing by contacting IQS.

You can find additional information on data processing at the following link.